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Captieux coat of arms
Captieux (France)
region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Gironde
Arrondissement Langon
Canton Le Sud-Gironde
Community association Bazadais
Coordinates 44 ° 18 ′  N , 0 ° 16 ′  W Coordinates: 44 ° 18 ′  N , 0 ° 16 ′  W
height 69-136 m
surface 119.33 km 2
Residents 1,281 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 11 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 33840
INSEE code

Captieux ( Gascon Capsius ) is a French municipality with 1281 inhabitants (at January 1, 2017) in the Gironde department in the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine ; it belongs to the arrondissement of Langon and the canton of Le Sud-Gironde .


Captieux is the southernmost municipality in the Gironde department. It borders in the north on Bernos-Beaulac , in the east on Escaudes and Giscos , in the south-east on Maillas , in the south on Lencouacq and Retjons , in the south-west on Bourriot-Bergonce and in the west on Lucmau . In the southwest, the municipality of Captieux has a share in a large military training area.


The place was formerly called Cap Seves or Cap Sevestre, Latin Caput silvarum . In the Middle Ages it was a station on the Way of St. James from Limoges to Santiago de Compostela , the Via Lemovicensis .

Veien Abbey was located between Captieux in the north and Roquefort in the south. The second wedding of the French King Francis I (1494–1547) took place here between July 3 and August 5, 1530 , with the Spanish Princess Eleonore Archduchess of Austria (1498–1558), daughter of Philip the Fair , Archduke of Austria and King of Castile .

In 1950 the American armed forces set up an ammunition dump on 100 km² in Captieux. In 1967 the Americans withdrew at the request of the French government. The military installations were taken over by the French army - albeit to a lesser extent.

Population development
year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2008 2017
Residents 1358 1646 1669 1742 1707 1503 1385 1281


Saint Martin Church


  • Le Patrimoine des Communes de la Gironde. Flohic Éditions, Volume 1, Paris 2001, ISBN 2-84234-125-2 , pp. 485-486.

Web links

Commons : Captieux  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. “La rencontre et le mariage se firent dans l'Abbaye de Veien, située sur les confins des Landes et du Condomois, entre Rocquefort de Marsan et Capitieux ou Capsjoux.” In: Gabriel-Henri Gaillard : Histoire De François Premier, Roi de France, Dit Le Grand Roi et le Pere des Lettres. Volume 4. Saillant & Nyon, Paris 1769, pp. 110-111 .